such_heights: mako mori from pacific rim (film: mako mori)
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2013-12-03 11:14 pm
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VID: The Breaking Light (Pacific Rim)

The Breaking Light
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Pacific Rim
characters: Raleigh, Mako, Stacker
music: Vienna Teng
content notes: none
summary: Let your lion heart cleave the waves.
download: 53MB .mp4 | subtitle .srt
notes: Part of the Aims vid album, a super cool project where a bunch of vidders are making a vid for each track on Vienna Teng's new album, Aims. Check it out! Thanks as always to [personal profile] purplefringe for the beta. View on AO3 | tumblr

watch on youtube with subtitles option

password: aims

PR - The Breaking Light - such heights from such heights on Vimeo.


watch the shadow lines fade away
brother you will return
let your lion heart cleave the waves
brother you will return
in the breaking light

leave the battlefield, leave her hand
brother you will return
for we are a woven thread, find the strand
brother you will return
in the breaking light

so listen to the darkness, listen to the patterns
listen to the breathing sea
listen to the colors, carry them inside you
they will bring you back to me
in the breaking light

feel the ground beneath sweep and sway
brother we will return
feel the hollow dream slip away
brother we will return
in the breaking light

so listen to the darkness, listen to the patterns
listen to the breathing sea
listen to the colors, carry them inside you
they will bring you back to me
listen to the sirens, listen to the heartbeat
listen to the turning tide
listen to the murmurs, carry them inside you
‘til we’re on the other side
in the breaking light
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[personal profile] staranise 2013-12-03 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)

I loved how Mako tips up her umbrella for the second "breaking light", and I thought the end part with the two images superimposed over each other was super cool and really let the lyrics elaborate on the feeling from the movie.
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[personal profile] bobcatmoran 2013-12-03 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, this is so good! Between the music and the visuals, it's almost like poetry. (the sort of poetry that involves giant robots and alien monsters, but still — poetry)
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[personal profile] qian 2013-12-04 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
yaaaay it is so pretty! I have so many feels!

*most eloquent feedback*
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[personal profile] aria 2013-12-04 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
WELL, I don't think one of your vids has made me cry this hard since Lullaby for a Stormy Night. This is 1000% a delighted compliment, btw, I totally had a moment where I preemptively fetched some tissues because I knew what Amy + Vienna Teng + Pacific Rim would do to me. And oh gosh oh gosh it was great the whole way through, but when it hit the bridge of the song over footage of everyone in the Shatterdome I just lost it, we're talking sadjoyful sobbing all the way to the end.

I will have to watch this many more times, as I'm really sure I missed some good stuff on the first watch. <333
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[personal profile] cantarina 2013-12-04 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Amy. AMY.

Okay, so I love how you've totally nailed and carried me right back through the emotional journeys Mako and Raleigh go through, including all of the parallels without erasing the differences and MAN. Your timing. It's been a while since I've seen a vid with without fast cuts that I've loved this much but you rocked taking your time with each clip really hard. I'm also freaking out about Raleigh's face whenever he looks at Mako, because this vid brought that right back into sharp relief.

This is really, really wonderful and I'm going to have go sit happily with my feels for a while :) Thank you!
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[personal profile] out_there 2013-12-04 03:27 am (UTC)(link)

Oh, that's just lovely!
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[personal profile] kaydeefalls 2013-12-04 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, that is so very beautiful. And of course the first "breaking light" is Mako seeing Pentecost for the first time. <3
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[personal profile] tardis_stowaway 2013-12-04 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, I would not have thought to pair this song with a movie that spends quite so much screentime on giant robots punching monsters, but this really works beautifully! This is gorgeous and emotional.
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[personal profile] happydork 2013-12-04 07:29 am (UTC)(link)
OH MY HEART. This is a vid I will be watching many, many times. <3

(Anonymous) 2013-12-04 10:31 am (UTC)(link)
So gorgeous!
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[personal profile] beccatoria 2013-12-04 12:41 pm (UTC)(link)
The wonderful thing about this film is how quiet and thoughtful it was, while being a movie about killing giant monsters with giant robots. Just like this vid. It really captures that part of the film. Really liked the use of the overlay towards the end. Really good evocation of tone without confusing the visuals.
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[personal profile] metonymy 2013-12-05 01:21 am (UTC)(link)

sobs brokenly
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[personal profile] starlady 2013-12-05 06:41 am (UTC)(link)
Ohhhh, this was great. ♥

Wait, how do I not have Pacific Rim icons?!
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[personal profile] chaila 2013-12-05 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Makooooooo, Staaaaaaacker! I am never over bb Mako looking up at hero Stacker backlit by the sun, NEVER. I was really looking forward to this once I saw you were using the song for Pacific Rim (SUCH a good song match!), and yay it is here and it is beautiful! I love that you vidded this movie to such a quiet song and kept it so focused on lots of the characters' little interactions and feelings; very fitting for the best parts of the movie.

[identity profile] 2013-12-06 07:37 am (UTC)(link)
You and Vienna Teng are my OTP. :)
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[personal profile] cosmic_llin 2013-12-06 04:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so spoiled for this by Tumblr that I thought I'd watch, and now I want to watch it like a million times more than I already did! This is gorgeous, I love the motion in it!
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[personal profile] silly_cleo 2013-12-07 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Totally cracked and watched it prior to watching the movie, so glad I did! It's beautiful!
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[personal profile] talitha78 2013-12-08 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
This is beautiful!
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[personal profile] shinyjenni 2013-12-10 02:41 pm (UTC)(link)
This is lovely. ♥
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[personal profile] argentumlupine 2014-01-03 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been waiting to comment on this for weeks thinking that I would be able to come up with an ACTUAL comment but apparently I can't get my brain to cooperate because I have TOO MANY FEELINGS and am just in awe of your vid, so... Hi! This vid is beautiful and amazing and I've watched it a bunch of times and I can't get over how lovely it is. ♥
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[personal profile] blueswan 2014-01-05 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Here via a rec at Snowflake Challenge.

Gorgeous vid. I just love ALL the moments between Mako and everyone! Your vid pulls up all the feelings and so incoherrent feedback is the best I can manage.
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[personal profile] laurashapiro 2014-02-22 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I REALLY liked this!
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[personal profile] luzula 2014-03-09 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I loved this. *watches again*
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[personal profile] goodbyebird 2014-09-16 12:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I loved this vid so much I wanted to leave a better comment, and then of course went and forgot all about it *facepalm*

This vid had been in my rewatch pile ever since I dl it, and it still gives me goosebumps! I love how you hold a lot of the clips in this, and it evokes so many feelings when I watch. I also absolutely adore the song choice.